Overhyped Beauty Products That Didn't Work For Me

Saturday, 9 February 2013


I need to start this post by saying that all these products are just my opinion of what didn't work for me so please don't completely take my word for it or get offended if you see a product you love in here as the chances are, you will! I wanted to do a post about products I wasn't mad about purely because I find them an interesting read and I think they can sometimes be just as helpful as positive reviews. A lot of these are loved by a lot of people but for some reason or another they either disappointed me or just did nothing for me. With that long intro out the way, here are my thoughts!

1) Nars Orgasm Blush - Now, anyone that reads my blog knows I absolutely love NARS products, especially their blushers. I think this is why I was left so disappointed by this shade. I was expecting the most incredible blush when on me it was way way too shimmery and glitterball. I much prefer Deep Throat as I find it way more flattering on me.

2) Origins GinZing Eye Cream - Another product from one of my favourite brands. For me, this eye cream just didn't do anything. My Eye Doctor from Origins does a brilliant job of soothing my eye area and brightening whereas with this one, I saw no brightening effect. It's a nice eye cream, just disappointing as it didn't do what it was designed to do on me!

3) Essie Polishes - I can already tell people definitely won't like this one! I cannot fault Essie on having some amazing colours and I do own a few of them purely because of this. But I find these so disappointing in formula. On my nails they chip after one or two days wear and the majority I've tried have been really streaky which is such a shame.

4) Revlon Colorstay Foundation - This has no lasting power on the oily areas of my face at all. It really disappointed me because all I hear are rave reviews of how long this lasts and on my normal areas it really does, but no longer than any of my other foundations which do this and stay on the oilier places. Also hated the paint smell but would have been able to get over that if it had worked for me!

5) Caudelie Beauty Elixir - Another product that did nothing for my skin. It actually made me skin pretty red and I didn't find it brightened or soothed at all.

6) Nuxe Reve De Miel - I must be the only person who didn't like this lip balm! I found it way way too thick, it left a gross film on my lips (I woke up with so much of that lip gunk, ergh) and wasn't comfortable to wear at all. It didn't even moisturize my lips no matter how I applied it. Much prefer my Korres Lip Butters for moisturization.

7) Rimmel Stay Matte - This was just okay for me. Didn't really control oil enough to be a cult product for me, it did an okay job but it just didn't blow me away. However, on other skin types I've seen this look flawless.

8) Urban Decay Eyeshadows - This isn't the Naked Palette in particular or even everything about Urban Decay eyeshadows. I love love love some of the shades they bring out and their matte ones are faultless. But I cannot deal with all the fallout the shimmery shades bring which is why I'm selling mine in my blogsale! I'm very much a 'in a rush' kind of makeup person so don't have the time to sit with a tissue under my eye to stop having a glittery face unfortunately, but again, the shades are incredible if you have the time to work with them a bit!

9) MAC Lipglasses - Any formulation of MAC lipglosses I find sticky, thick and gloopy. Would not recommend anyone get these are you can get incredible quality lipglosses for cheaper. Their eyeshadows, blushes and lipsticks are far better quality for your money!

10) Alpha H Liquid Gold (not pictured) - Another product I didn't see any results with. To be fair to it, I just believe it was far too strong for my sensitive skin and made it red and sting a lot so may be one for tougher skin I think!

I'd love to hear what products don't work for you or if you've experienced anything similar than me with any of them!

36 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about the mac lip glosses, they get so much right with their products but the lipgloss is so wrong! Far too sticky!x

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    1. really don't get them, definitely not on par with all their other stuff! x

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  2. Same viewpoint with Essie from me xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I love these kind of posts :) some products I totally agree with you here. the caudalie beauty elixir i have always wanted to try so i picked up the tester bottle in boots to have a few spritz on my face.....it smelt so herbal and it actual made my face sting like crazy! I'm glad i tried before I purchased. I get what you mean by the essie nail polish formulation, i got a gorgeous purple shade a while back and it was just impossible to use and took ages to try! X x X x

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    1. mine too! don't understand how they say it's okay for sensitive skin. I love their shades the formula has just never blown me away :( x

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  4. I enjoyed reading this post!

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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  5. I enjoy reading this type of post because some products can get so hyped that you never hear a critical review about them. It's nice to see some honest opinions! Although Revlon Colourstay and Urban Decay shadows are staples in my collection, I couldn't agree more about NARS Orgasn and MAC Lipglasses- not terrible products, but definitely not worth the hype! Deep Throat is also one of my favourites :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Ah I'm glad, was so worried about writing it! Agreed :) Deep Throat is a gorgeous shade x

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  6. Love this type of post, and I agree with you on the Essie polishes. Gorgeous colors, but that seems to be about it. I only own two, and rarely use them because I've worn one and had chipping within the same day.

    Alchemy

    http://beautyparfait.blogspot.com

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    1. I only have neutral shades from Essie really and that's because they're unique shades more than anything else! x

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  7. thanks for the post! i was actually wanting to try someone of these and now i'm just going to try other products since there's always so many to choose from and people often just don't what the best products are!

    http://ahemitsemme.blogspot.com/

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    1. I think it's more of a placebo effect, if a lot of people like a product I think people sometimes end up loving it because they know it's worked for a lot of people! x

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  8. Couldn't agree more with the Revlon colour stay! It was the first and last drugstore foundation I tried and I just hated it. Sometimes I think people want something to be good so bad they actually trick themselves into thinking it's an amazing product.

    I was going to buy the GinZing eye cream but might try something else now after reading this, I like my eye creams to be really potent and effective.

    www.SamuelJamesMorris.com

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    1. totally agree, it really didn't stand out as a great foundation for me at all. the lasting power was no better on me than any other drugstore foundation I've tried!

      I know a lot of people love GinZing, but haven't heard a lot of people love it because it's that good at brightening! x

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  9. I love this post! I got a sample of the ginzing eye cream and di nto love it, and I find Essie nail polishes very sheer though I get sucked in by the color assortment and packaging. And although I love urban decay I end up bringing concealer with me whenever I wear side car to attempt to shield the fallout!
    http://eatsleepshopmakeup.blogspot.com/

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    1. ahh Side Car was my favourite shade from that palette! it's so unique and beautiful I just can't handle all the fallout and having a glitter face haha :) x

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  10. I need to try the Nars blusher. I've read so man amazing reviews on other blogs! I wanted to try the Stay Matte powder but I have really oily skin so am a bit reluctant now x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. it's worth trying just because it's so cheap and I know a lot of people love it, it just didn't work that well on me unfortunately! x

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  11. I agree with Orgasm, Deep Throat is much nicer :)

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  12. I love the Rimmel Stay Matte,too^^
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I would love to follow each other! I'm following you now ^^

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  13. Awesome post we all need these truth is some products will not work on everyone so let's do out research !

    Briandamakeupartist.blogspot.com

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  14. Liquid Gold is one of my best skincare buys, I love it, just goes to show that not everything works for everyone :) I've been tempted by ginzing before, it is a bit expensive though! x

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    1. was so sad it didn't work for me but like I said, I'm sure it was just because my skin is so sensitive! x

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  15. Completely agree with you on essie polishes - I did a post on this a couple of days ago (here, if you fancy a read) and featured essie polishes x

    www.lamourjosie.com

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    1. just had a read, agree with pretty much all yours too! x

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  16. completely agree about the MAC lipglass wayy too sticky and considering how much they are it's not worth it! Also I'm glad you said that Caudelie beauty elixir as I was just about to purchase it! x
    http://lydiaaagrace.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. definitely! the beauty elixir seems to work for a lot of people, my skin is just a bit sensitive to alcohol :) x

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  17. I completely agree with Stay Matte, I much prefer the Miracle Matte powder from 17 xxx

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    1. oh, will definitely check that out then! :) x

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  18. I totally agree about alpha h liquid gold, I did not see the slightest bit of difference in my skin after using it for months! Although my friend loves it! Xx

    http://aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. glad someone agrees and it's not just my skin! xx

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